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archive for June, 2012

- happy fathers day -

i enjoyed a relaxing father’s day hanging out with gub and clementine! we relaxed by the kiddie pool and made some ice cream with this awesome wooden ice cream maker gub got me! it’s crazy what a difference a year makes.

- ryan

- summer tomatoes -

our tomatoes are getting huge and starting to turn red! yay! we didn’t do our full garden in the back yard this summer. instead we planted some tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers and some basil in our front yard. our tomatoes are actually doing better than they have in a few years in our mailbox planters next to the street. we think it’s too close to the road for squirrels to want to mess with them!

- ryan & gub

- aw shucks -

clementine enjoyed shucking corn with gub!

- ryan & gub

- fernbank science center -

there are talks of closing the fernbank science center. at the least it will likely be scaled back quite a bit. just so you know, this is not the fernbank museum of natural history, which we often write about on the website. it’s still a great atlanta attraction though and it would be a shame to see it close.

the fernbank science center is only a mile and a half from our house and is free to the public. it has lots to offer both adults and children, so you can’t go wrong. there are outdoor activities like a huge canopied forrest with paved walkways and a composting area with helpful tips and pointers. there are also indoor activities, including an exhibit hall with the apollo 6 capsule, an observatory and a planetarium!

the exhibit hall and observatory are both totally free! the exhibit hall is open monday through friday from 9am to 5pm and saturday from 10am to 5pm. the observatory is open for public observations on thursday and friday nights from 9 to 10:30pm, weather permitting. an astronomer is on hand to answer questions and position the largest telescope in the southeast. we definitely want to check this out!

the planetarium has adult and children programs from thursday through saturday. there is also a saturday morning program called the night sky, which goes through the current constellations, planets, etc. in the current evening sky. shows are $4 for adults and $3 for children, students, & seniors and free for fernbank museum of natural history members.

although it may not be as exciting as the fernbank museum of natural history, the fernbank science center is both fun and educational and is totally worth keeping open!

check out our post on the fernbank science center from a couple of years ago!

- ryan & gub

fernbank science center

156 heaton park dr.
atlanta, ga 30307


- bath hair -

check out clementine’s amazing bath mohawk!

- ryan & gub

- real wood jump drive -

i never thought i’d cave in and buy a novelty usb drive. that is until i saw one made out of real wood at office depot and totally needed it. i felt pretty dorky sifting through to find the one with the best wood grain, but i have to say it was worth it! what’s so wrong with wanting a little style in your jump drive?

- ryan

- strawberry fields forever -

aren’t clementine’s strawberry espadrilles adorable?

- ryan & gub

- living walls: interesni kazki -

the latest living walls mural in atlanta is also one of my favorites. this gem just went up in east atlanta village at the end of april by ukrainian street artist interesni kazki. it’s actually right across the street from the sopo bicycle co-op mural we wrote about yesterday. i really like kazki’s surreal style, it has hints of bosch or even dali. visit his website to see some other amazing murals he’s done around the world!

check out our previous coverage of living walls atlanta and also a great google map of the 2011 living walls murals.

- ryan

living walls: interesni kazki

470 flat shoals ave se
atlanta, ga 30316

- living walls: lny -

here is a living walls mural in east atlanta village on the back of the sopo bicycle co-op. it’s by new nyc-based street artist lny, who has done some great murals all over the country.

check out our previous coverage of living walls work here and also this great google map of the 2011 living walls murals.

- ryan

living walls: lny

465 flat shoals ave se
atlanta, ga 30316

- veg-all -

turns out clementine loves veg-all just like her father!

- ryan & gub